Rob Steeb, Founder, President, and CEO of FASTTAC reflects on his experience of working as a field supervisor on various projects within the construction industry that brought with it a realization—the need for utilizing advanced technology can help bridge the gap between the customers and construction organizations. For organizations involved in large construction projects, it is often quite hard to capture all the activities, manage personnel, and share the relevant information between staff from the beginning to the end. “It becomes increasingly time consuming and inefficient to keep multiple sets of drawings needed for a building as they keep changing during different phases,” states Steeb. Responding to this need, FASTTAC provides cutting-edge software solutions for construction drawing and document sharing, annotation, collaboration, and communication.
Due to the complexities of construction projects, owners’ risks remain high and contractors’ properties continually erode due to improper techniques and technology utilized in the distribution of project points. To this end, FASTTAC—a software system and service securely hosted in cloud shares, stores, and archives building information for efficient workflow right from early design, to construction. The Pittsburgh, PA based firm offers a true digital distribution system that provides immediate access to the right information for the right person at the right time with a click of a button, automatically alerting team members about the changes. “FASTTAC is so intuitive and easy to use that all project team members, regardless of their computer skills, can immediately use and share digital construction drawings,” claims Steeb. This sets the FASTTAC solutions apart from other construction software alternatives.
FASTTAC is designed to be an application for PCs, as well as for mobile devices. Another built-in advantage of FASTTAC comes from the fact that it was also designed to be used by multiple companies without confusion. Many existing tools work best for a single company, but run into problems when different teams try to collaborate on a project. With those tools, “Other than administrators, there’s really no control or idea of who did a particular markup,” says Steeb. “Our system takes the gray out of discovery,” he adds.
FASTTAC is so intuitive and easy to use that all project team members, regardless of their computer skills, can immediately use and share digital construction drawings
The solution allows the team members, the designers and the clients to harmoniously collaborate among themselves with the current project to attain fruitful results.
Driven by an aim to build long term relationships with clients the firm has a team encompassing architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry veterans with 80 plus years of building expertise, software development experts specializing in knowledge and document management. Dedicated to the refinement of construction documents Steeb also believes that in order to move forward and progress towards reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and eliminating risks in the construction industry, one must start trying something that is different and pave a new way where there are no footprints set before. “Our exceptional combination of expertise translates into easy to use software platforms that improve productivity, cut costs and reduce document-related confusion for the A/E/C industry,” beams Steeb.
“For this industry to become truly less risky, drawings have to be able to be seen by the lowest common denominator,” Steeb says, adding that information must be transmitted all the way down to the sub-foreman level. Setting a paradigm trend in the construction industry through their pragmatic administrative tools, FASTTAC is indeed destined to be the leading organization of the future.